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Inventories of the family of Erskine of Alva., 1627-1873, or before.

Identifier: MS.5114

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows.

(i) Inventories, 1627-1801, of household plenishings, including an inventory of the furnishings in Buchan Castle, made for and signed by Marie Stewart, Countess of Mar, in 1627, and based on an earlier inventory of 1611. Also included are inventories made at various times of the furnishings of the Erskine houses in Alloa, Barjarg and Drumsheugh. (Folio 1.)

(ii) Lists of portraits in the possession of Jean, Lady Erskine of Alva, at the time of her death, 1797. (Folio 35.)

(iii) Catalogues, 1750-1797, of books chiefly belonging to Lord Tinwald and Lord Barjarg. (Folio 43.)

(iv) Legal papers, 1710-1778. (Folio 73.)

(v) Three inventories of the Erskine Murray papers, which were apparently made by or for Sir William Fraser, who reported on the papers to the Historical Manuscripts Commission in 1873. (Folio 95.)


  • Creation: 1627-1873, or before.

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201 Leaves ; Folio.

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201 folios.

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